The Poquet iPhone 5 case was given to Raul at SXSW Interactive by the Reyneau Company as a review sample. Although it is a free sample, the opinions expressed in this post are my own.
There is always a plus when Raul goes away to conferences especially ones like SXSW Interactive; the knowledge he shares with me about what is new, the folks he met up with, and the items he brings back for me to review. Last year it was the Runnur and I am still using it as my go to mini-back pack when we travel around the island.
Poquet iPhone Case
We have been using the Otterbox Defender for the iPhone 5 and our daughter has dropped it on many occasions without damaging the phone. When Raul showed me the Poquet for my iPhone 5, I was not convinced about using it. It did not have any protection covering the screen which worried me because in the hands of a toddler anything can slip and fall. I was hesitant about using the case and expressed this to Raul. But he told me to try it out and give it a chance. The phone fits in the case and it has a rubber holding it in place. It fits snug and can’t slip out as easily as I thought. It was an easy install and then the testing began.
The one I got was plain but you can put your company logo on the back. If I was a fancy mom and used lipstick, the mirror inside of the Poquet would be good for touching up my lipstick. There is a compartment behind the mirror for a credit card or two, business cards, and money. I thought it was a little heavier than what I am used to with other cases but according to the website it is made using recycled aircraft aluminum.
You can read more about the specifications on the site. I still put it in my Runnur and did not think it was durable enough for me or for when Daniela handles my phone to take pictures (our 2 year old.)
The first time I dropped the phone with the Poquet case, I freaked out. It fell right out of my Runnur from one of the pockets where I am to put a water bottle and it dented the area that has the least amount of aluminum (camera area).
I dropped it from at least a foot off the floor and onto the pavement. The phone did not slip out. Our daughter did drop it once but she was in her car seat. On another occasion I dropped it from more than a foot off the ground with the screen facing the floor. Raul and I both said, “Ouch!” But no cracked screen or losening of the phone due to the rubber gripping the phone.
In the weeks that I have been using the Poquet, I was hoping that Daniela did not toss it like a bean bag. I was the one dropping the phone; it is safe to say that it is Mommy Proof! The Poquet has hit concrete, tile, and plastic with some scratches to the case and none to the screen. Daniela liked the mirror and I think if we can get some rhinestones, I’ll let her decorate the back.
Poquet case is another option
I really had my doubts, but my phone has been safe from the multiple times it has hit the floor. Since we carry more cards like health insurance cards, ATM cards, license, and wholesale club cards, I still use my Runnur to carry what doesn’t fit in the Poquet. If Raul and I ever go out on a date, it might be an alternative to a clutch purse so I don’t have to carry too much with me. The Poquet has done it’s job; protect my phone from a mom who drops it all the time.
Have you used the Poquet as an alternative to other iPhone Cases? Let us know.
Thanks to Rachael P. Cox of Reyneau for the review sample.